Food Franchises and Restaurant Franchises are designated as either Quick Service, Casual Dining, Upscale Casual, Fine Dining or Fast Casual formats. Which restaurant format is trending in 2017.
If you’ve been researching food franchises, you may not have heard of the fast casual format. Essentially, fast casual is a blend of fast food and casual dining with a menu that features healthier, fresher, high-quality ingredients.
First quarter 2017 Restaurant Performance
Restaurant sales continued to struggle in March. Same-store sales dropped 1.1 percent while traffic dropped 3.4 percent. That’s a slight improvement over February 2017, but same-store traffic in the first quarter dropped 3.6%.
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